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District 72 Update

April 6, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, March 24, 2016 This week the conference committee meeting on the bills setting Supplemental State Aid (SSA) for K-12 schools came to an agreement. more »»

Report shows care contributors sacrifice to support person with Alzheimer’s Disease

April 6, 2016 CEDAR?RAPIDS- The personal financial support required by a person with Alzheimer’s disease may ultimately deprive care contributors of basic necessities, such as food, transportation and medical... more »»

Renewable Chemical Tax Credit Will Spur Economic Growth

April 3, 2016 (Des Moines) The Iowa Senate has approved legislation to create jobs and economic growth using the plant materials left over from the production of ethanol, biodiesel, and other biomass-based fuel. more »»

Questions upcoming South Tama school vote

March 31, 2016 On April 5th, the South Tama School Board will be holding an election concerning South Tama’s revenue purpose statement. more »»

Doom and Gloom = 0, Human Ingenuity = 10; The world hasn’t ended yet!

March 29, 2016 Prophesies and predictions about a dreadful future and the end of the world have existed for thousands of years – and continue today. more »»

Renewable Chemical Tax Credit will spur economic growth

March 25, 2016 Renewable Chemical Tax Credit will spur economic growth (Des Moines) The Iowa Senate has approved legislation to create jobs and economic growth using the plant materials left over from the... more »»

District 72 Update

March 23, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, March 17, 2016: Week ten was marked by debate on bills sent over from the Senate. more »»

Spurring community and economic growth

March 21, 2016 A bipartisan agreement will help Iowans filing taxes this year. The decision will “couple” Iowa’s tax code with recent federal tax changes for 2015. more »»

District 72 Update

March 18, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, March 10, 2016 Week nine was another funnel week, a deadline for when our bills have to be through a committee in the other chamber to stay alive. more »»

This is Sunshine Week

March 17, 2016 Iowans will see a lot of discussion in the news media and among First Amendment advocates during the March 13-19 Sunshine Week about the vital importance of open government in a free and democratic... more »»

Fisher Newsletter for Thursday, March 3, 2016

March 11, 2016 The House has been focusing on passing our bills on the floor and moving them over to the Senate. We’ve passed 74 bills in the two weeks since February 22. more »»

Uncle Sam is the true lottery winner

March 10, 2016 Did you buy a lottery ticket when the Powerball jackpot recently reached $1. more »»

Expanding opportunities for college savings

March 9, 2016 Legislation inspired by students at Findley Elementary School in Des Moines would create more opportunities to set up college savings programs in Iowa. more »»

All in a sign?

March 3, 2016 Isn’t there always a sign? A physical one- from on your own home- the address numbers on the front - to the highway telling you- “where to go” - to the store- luring you in to sho. more »»

To understand Iowa’s U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, follow the money

March 3, 2016 My name is Tom Fiegen. I am running in the Democratic primary in Iowa to retire Chuck Grassley. I have spent my career representing working people. I am not taking super-PAC money. more »»

Capitol Update

February 26, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, February 18, 2016: Thursday marked the first funnel date, the date by which a bill must have passed at least one House committee for it to remain eligibl. more »»

It is Time for Iowa to embrace a more inclusive economy

February 26, 2016 Black History Month is a time to celebrate the many achievements of African-Americans throughout history. For me it is much more personal. more »»

Carbon monoxide detectors can save lives

February 24, 2016 Breathing high levels of carbon monoxide can cause loss of consciousness and even death. Every year in the U.S., more than 500 people die from exposure to this odorless, colorless toxic gas. more »»

Is now the time to make use of medical marijuana practical?

February 23, 2016 A bill has been introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives by State Re. more »»

Second call for nursing school consideration

February 18, 2016 The Chronicle’s Allison Graham reports this week on tamatoledonews. more »»



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